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Suchoff, Benjamin

Overview
Works: 199 works in 500 publications in 6 languages and 8,513 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Folk dance music  Sonatas  Arrangements (Music)  Marches (Music)  Rhapsodies (Music)  Instrumental settings  Funeral music  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Arranger, Translator, Adapter, htt, Creator
Classifications: ML410.B26, 780.92
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Most widely held works about Benjamin Suchoff
 
Most widely held works by Benjamin Suchoff
Turkish folk music from Asia Minor by Bela Bartok( )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Turkish and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Béla Bartók essays by Béla Bartók( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world knows Béla Bartók as a composer. The essays contained in this voluminous compilation disclose a side of the great Hungarian previously known to relatively few persons: Bartók the man of letters. Theorist, performer, collector, scholar, and composer, Béla Bartók is internationally renowned as one of the most important and influential musicians of the twentieth century. Throughout his life he wrote lectures and essays that dealt with virtually every aspect of European music. These essays, previously scattered in specialized journals, deal with the wide range of interests and expertise: folk music and musical folklore, the music of his contemporaries and great predecessors, a brief autobiography, the structure and performance of his own music, the sale of sound recordings, and music education [Publisher description]
Piano music of Béla Bartók by Béla Bartók( )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New, definitive Archive Edition incorporating composer's corrections. Includes Funeral March from Kossuth, Fourteen Bagatelles; Bartok's break to modernism
Guide to Bartók's Mikrokosmos by Benjamin Suchoff( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 1983 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bartók, Concerto for orchestra : understanding Bartók's world by Benjamin Suchoff( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bela Bartok is the most recorded of all modern composers, and yet his music is not "easy" to listen to: it is full of fragmentary motifs, complicated rhythms, and exotic harmonies, and permeated by the spirit of the Eastern European peasant music Bartok studied as an ethnomusicologist. In providing a thorough historical survey of the musical language and sources of the Concerto for Orchestra, this book also serves as an introduction to Bartok and his musical world, briefly discussing the composer's entire oeuvre and its influence on modern music. Book jacket."--Jacket
Béla Bartók : life and work by Benjamin Suchoff( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: This compilation of essays, lectures, and scholarly papers on Bartok studies from 1953 to the present includes insights obtained by the author over a half-century career as a Bartok specialist. Divided into three parts, chapters examine Bartok as a multifaceted music figure: composer, folklorist, pianist, and teacher. As composer, it includes program notes, an introduction to his principles of composition, and theoretic-analytical discussion of selected works, including Mikrokosmos. As folklorist, it examines the outcome of Bartok's fieldwork, methodology, and findings in East European, Arabic, and Turkist autochthonous folk music materials. Bartok's American years are also discussed. The narrative is supported by a substantial number of musical examples and references
Bartók perspectives : man, composer, and ethnomusicologist( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hungarian folk song by Béla Bartók( Book )

15 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartokś Mikrokosmos : genesis, pedagogy, and style by Benjamin Suchoff( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bela Bartok's Mikrokosmos is a collection of 153 pieces for piano designed by the composer as a series graded according to difficulty. The pieces were written between 1926 and 1939 and have become by far the best-known series of teaching pieces by a major composer in the twentieth century." "This study investigates Bartok's Mikrokosmos from three main viewpoints: the genesis of the pieces, their pedagogical value, and their stylistic qualities. The book is intended for piano teachers, students, and performers, as well as anyone interested in Bartok's life and work as pianist, educator, and composer."--Jacket
Rumanian folk music by Béla Bartók( )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in 5 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bela Bartók studies in ethnomusicology by Béla Bartók( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composer, folklorist, and performer Bela Bartok (1881-1945) is internationally renowned as one of the most important and influential musicians of the twentieth century. Throughout his life he wrote lectures and essays that dealt with virtually every aspect of East European folk music. Many of those essays, previously scattered in specialty journals in four different languages, are collected here for the first time. All are concerned with that branch of musicology within which Bartok was most influential, and for which he is best known: research into folk music, or ethnomusicology. The volume includes a preface by editor Benjamin Suchoff, a leading expert on Bartok's music and writings. Suchoff examines Bartok's developing views on the folk-music traditions of Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and the Arab world
Béla Bartók : a celebration by Benjamin Suchoff( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bela Bartok: A Celebration is a compilation of essays, lectures, and scholarly papers on Bartok studies from 1953 to the present and includes insights obtained by the author from a half-century career as a Bartok specialist. Divided into three parts, the chapters examine Bartok as a multifaceted music figure: composer, folklorist, pianist, and teacher. The book presents program notes, an introduction to Bartok's principles of composition, and theoretic-analytical discussion of selected works, including Mikrokosmos. Suchoff examines the outcome of Bartok's fieldwork, methodology, and findings in East European, Arabic, and Turkish autochthonous folk music materials and discusses Bartok's American years." "With a narrative supported by a substantial number of musical examples and references, Bela Bartok: A Celebration is essential for music teachers and students. Theorists, ethnomusicologists, and musicians will find this an indispensable resource for future research and for understanding Bartok's compositional processes and methodology."--BOOK JACKET
Yugoslav folk music by Béla Bartók( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the Mikrokosmos of Béla Bartók by Benjamin Suchoff( Book )

5 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musician's guide to desktop computing with the Macintosh by Benjamin Suchoff( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by Béla Bartók( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano music of Béla Bartók. : by Béla Bartók( )

7 editions published in 1981 in 4 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rumanian folk music by Béla Bartók( Book )

in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Hungarian folk songs by Béla Bartók( )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rumanian Folk Music : Texts by Bela Bartok( )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N January 30, 1944, Bela Bart6k, writing from Asheville, North O Carolina, where he had gone to regain his strength after a long period of ill-health in 1943, commented, Here I have started on a very interesting (and, as usual, lengthy) work, the kind I have never done before. Properly speaking, it is not a musical work: I am arranging and writing out fair copies of Rumanian folksong texts'! Although the date has not as yet been established, the first draft of the Rumanian folk texts as texts per se was written-if an apparent age of the MS. can be considered a clue-sometime before Bartok had emigrated to the United States in 1940. This draft (see description below) had been forwarded for etymological data, according to the non-Bart6kian autography appearing thereon. The identity of the informant or informants involved and the circumstances surrounding this matter remain unknown at the present writing. After Bart6k had made offset prints of the music examples of the 2 first two volumes of Rumanian F olk Music in 1940, the printed but incomplete draft of Vol. II (Vocal Melodies)-comprising 304 of the ultimate total of 659 pages-was sent to Nicholas Vama~escu, then di rector of "The Romanian Radio Hour" (Station W.]. L.B., Detroit, 3 Michigan), for correction of the texts, in April, 1941. 1 Letter to Joseph Szigeti, in Bartok Bela levelei (ed. Janos Demeny; Budapest: Miivelt Nep Konyvkiado, 1951), p. 184
 
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Piano music of Béla Bartók. :
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Piano music of Béla BartókBartók, Concerto for orchestra : understanding Bartók's worldBéla Bartók : life and workBartók perspectives : man, composer, and ethnomusicologistBartokś Mikrokosmos : genesis, pedagogy, and styleRumanian folk musicBela Bartók studies in ethnomusicologyBéla Bartók : a celebration
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